Tens of thousands hit Pakistani streets to protest Imran Khan’s ouster
Tens of thousands of protesters have rallied across Pakistan while protests also took place in several countries in support of Imran Khan who was ousted in a parliamentary no-trust vote as prime minister even as the political opposition in South Asian country prepared to install Khan’s replacement.
“No to imported government” said one placard in Karachi as protesters chanted: “Any friend of America is traitor.”
In London, demonstrators converged in Hyde Park and outside former PM Nawaz Sharif’s home and pledged to oppose any “imported” government.
Hundreds of Khan’s supporters held protests in UK, Australia and UAE.
The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday took out rallies in several cities of the country to protest against the ouster of former prime minister and party chairman Imran Khan through a successful vote of no-confidence the previous night
Earlier in the day, Khan tweeted that today marked the beginning of a “freedom struggle” against what he called was a “foreign conspiracy of regime change”. In an attempt to galvanize his supporters, he said “it is always the people who protected their own sovereignty and democracy.”.
Meanwhile, Chaudhry thanked PTI supporters for turning out in Rawalpindi for the protest.